Nuance Appoints Mark Benjamin as Chief Executive Officer
A proven leader, Mark Benjamin currently serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of
Prior to joining NCR, he spent more than 20 years in various leadership assignments for
“After a comprehensive search process, on behalf of the Board and the Company, I am excited to welcome Mark Benjamin as the next Chief Executive Officer of Nuance,” said Robert Frankenberg, Nuance director and chair of the CEO Search Committee. “With a shareholder focus, proven history of results, stellar reputation in the industry, and wealth of leadership experience, we are confident that Mark is the right leader for Nuance.”
“I am appreciative to the Board and am honored for the opportunity to lead this tremendous organization of innovative, talented and driven professionals,” said Mark Benjamin. “I am excited to join Nuance at this important moment in the Company’s history and am eager to work closely with the team. As I look ahead, I am confident that the Nuance team will continue to deliver important innovations for our customers and lead this dynamic field while creating meaningful value for our shareholders.”
Paul Ricci, Nuance CEO, to Retire on
Paul Ricci, who has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of
“On behalf of the Board of Directors and Nuance employees worldwide, I want to thank Paul for his unwavering dedication, significant contributions to the Company, and particularly for his incredible vision for the future of technology,” Mr. Frankenberg added. “Years ago, he foresaw a world where human speech would be the natural interface for people and technology. Over the course of his tenure, he has successfully led this organization through several important transformations that have turned that vision into a reality. As a result, Nuance is now positioned as the world’s leading provider of language and conversational AI solutions, and has a solid foundation for future growth. We are grateful to him for his leadership and wish the very best in his retirement.”
“It has been my privilege to lead Nuance and work with thousands of colleagues over the last two decades,” said Paul Ricci, Chief Executive Officer at Nuance. “I am especially proud of the hundreds of teams and leaders that I’ve seen grow in my time with the Company. It is their perseverance, their enthusiasm, and their commitment to building solutions, with real and meaningful impact for our customers, that has kept this great company at the forefront of the industry. I am confident that under Mark’s leadership, they will continue to bring forth leading-edge solutions, execute on its strategy, and deliver value for all stakeholders.”
Dan Tempesta, chief financial officer of Nuance, will serve as interim CEO during the period between Mr. Ricci’s retirement and Mr. Benjamin commencing his employment.
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